Benny Snell Jr.
Westerville Central High School
4th Round – 122nd Overall
Started 27 of 39 games at Kentucky…broke or tied 14 school records, including career rushing yards (3,873), total touchdowns (48), rushing touchdowns (48) and 100-yard games (19)…ranks second on program rushing attempts (737) and third on all-time scoring (290) charts…scored his 40th touchdown in just 31 games, the second fastest in SEC history to do so…became first Wildcat to amass 1,000-yards in a season three times.
Second-Team All-America and First-Team All-SEC selection…rushed for 1,449 yards – second-most in a single-season in school history – and for 16 touchdowns…helped lead Kentucky to a 10-3 record, the team's best mark in 41 years…finished second in the SEC and ninth in the nation in rushing touchdowns (16)…rushed for 175 yards on 27 attempts at Florida (Sept. 8)…tied a school record with four rushing touchdowns in win over No. 14 Mississippi State (Sept. 22), gaining 165 yards on 25 carries…amassed 169 yards a win vs. Vanderbilt (Oct. 20), gaining 74 yards on an 80-yard game-winning drive, capped off by his own seven-yard touchdown…named MVP of VRBO Citrus Bowl vs. Penn State (Jan. 1), after rushing 26 times for 144 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-24 win.
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Associated Press All-SEC First Team and Second-Team All-SEC selection…started all 13 games en route to leading the team in rushing attempts (262), rushing yards (1,333), rushing touchdowns (19) and rushing yards per game (102.5)…led the SEC in rushing yards during the regular season with 1,318 with a league-best 18 touchdowns…his 19 touchdowns ranked fifth in the nation and ninth for total touchdowns…rushed for at least 100 yards in seven games…set school records for points in a season (116), touchdowns in a season (19), rushing touchdowns in a season (19) and consecutive games with a rushing touchdown (six)…named SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his performance vs. Tennessee (Oct. 28), gaining 180 rushing yards on 27 carries with three touchdown runs.
Freshman All-SEC selection…two-time SEC Freshman of the Week…lead all SEC freshmen in scoring with 78 points, setting a Kentucky freshman record for most rushing touchdowns in a game (four), most rushing yards (1,091), most rushing touchdowns (13), most total touchdowns (13), most 100-yard rushing games (five) and most rushing yards in a single-game (192)…tallied 1,091 rushing yards…his 13 rushing touchdowns tied for second in the SEC…set a school freshman record with 192 rushing yards at Missouri (Oct. 29)…rushed for 114 yards on 21 carries with two touchdowns in first career start vs. Georgia (Nov. 5).
Helped lead Westerville Central (Westerville, Ohio) High School to two Ohio Capital Conference titles, three straight Division I playoff appearances and a 35-6 overall record…totaled 1,826 rushing yards, 264 receiving yards and 29 touchdowns as a senior…compiled 2,077 rushing yards, 291 receiving yards and 28 total touchdowns in junior campaign.